Category Archives: Survivor Voices

Believe Them

As a survivor I am always troubled when I see another survivor suffer.  I view this as both my burden and my gift.  I will always feel deeply for the suffering of others but I will also always work as … Continue reading

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Rape Has No Political Affiliation

Rape is not Republican. Rape is not Democrat. Rape is an act of power, control, and violation that crosses all political boundaries. Our country is in the midst of a rape dialogue that is being driven by the statements of … Continue reading

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The Voice of Survivors – Reflections on the Sandusky Trial

As we follow the prosecution’s case against Jerry Sandusky alleged years of abuse, it would be easy to get wrapped up in the horror of the experiences being shared by victims.  The testimony is gut wrenching and horrifying. The trial has … Continue reading

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Breaking down the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2010 Part 1: How we experience abuse.

Our intern Sara is tackling the results of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010) through a series of ongoing posts.    I last shared a basic overview of my take on and reaction to the Prevent Connect webinar … Continue reading

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As the gate closed

WEAVE shares information about its programs and services with a variety of groups and audiences – civic clubs, churches, schools, etc. are all common gathering places where many have learned of WEAVE.  Our supporters may not realize, we also provide … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Victim Being Held in Juvenile Hall

A young sexual assault victim is being held in juvenile hall to ensure her appearance at the rapist’s hearing. WEAVE has heard from many dismayed and outraged members of our community and we share your concerns about the rights of … Continue reading

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Children’s Building Renovations Completed!

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It’s Time to Play

Today, we completed renovations to our Children’s Building on the Safehouse campus.  The building was originally the vision of the late B.T. Collins who raised the funds to build the structure through his birthday party.  He dreamed of a safe … Continue reading

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WEAVE Receives FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

Friday, March 16, 2012 Greetings from Washington D.C.! As I post this note, I am just leaving the national headquarters of the FBI. Luckily my visit with them is not top secret – in fact it is something I wanted … Continue reading

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Advocating for Victims and Survivors

This week hundreds of men and women from domestic violence and sexual assault centers across the state came together to meet with elected officials at the capitol about issues facing the survivors we serve. We spoke with members of the … Continue reading

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